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Hmmm... Do y'all see these Mercury dime bands as fully split?

BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

As heck I can't even locate 2 round top loaves of bread anywhere :p

Guess it should be labeled as (1916-45) too.

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  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    …….much less full bands!

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,672 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    All you need now are some CAC and QA stickers

  • ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,627 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This holder needs to be holdered as a holder error. 2 errors for the price of 1!

  • What if someone has the matching planchet that got the other part of the design, and it had full bands?🤔

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  • vulcanizevulcanize Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @hummingbird_coins said:
    What if someone has the matching planchet that got the other part of the design, and it had full bands?🤔

    Perhaps a die marriage? :p

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,932 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like a '16-D to me! ;)

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Obviously the grader had 1916 on his mind. Maybe the coin before this was a 16. Just saying. Peace Roy

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  • Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did 1916 have a unique font on the lettering?

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If that is not a mechanical error, then I would sure like to know how they determined the date and why they gave it FB. Cheers, RickO

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,717 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 3, 2023 3:56PM

    They're split bands, alright. They split right out of there.

    Or, based on the date designation the grader must have been psychic, so I guess the bands are fair game as well.

  • Definitely not 95%, lock 92.5% for sure.

  • JWPJWP Posts: 17,492 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 3, 2023 4:07PM

    Something just doesn't smell right about this coin.**** It was probably graded on a Friday of a three day weekend, you know how those days are.

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  • TennesseeDaveTennesseeDave Posts: 4,740 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 2 letters visible on the obverse look doubled.

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  • FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,845 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When the certification is verified by putting in the cert number, it comes back as a no date MS63.

    I suspect the coin was called back for relabeling.

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  • keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s awesome!

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  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,512 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now a 1916-S would be good! :D

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  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,804 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Super nice error!

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